Sunday, November 3, 2019

#Guest and #Giveaway! #Frosted Brownies by Debra Sennefelder


It's my great pleasure to welcome Debra Sennefelder back to MLK.   She has a yummy recipe and a terrific giveaway that she's agree to share with all of  you. Leave a comment about your favorite kind of brownie for a chance to win a signed copy of her new book Three Widows and a Corpse.





I’m so thrilled to be back here in the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen and sharing one of my favorite recipes. It’s no secret that I have a weakness for chocolate and that means I never pass up an opportunity to add in one or two or three chocolate recipes in my Food Blogger mysteries. In this new installment of the series, I share a recipe for Frosted Brownies, which I love. Honestly, I’ve never met a brownie I didn’t love. It’s moist with a bit of a crunch thanks to the chocolate chips and topped with a heavenly chocolate frosting.




Ingredients for brownies:

¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt













½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Extra butter for preparing baking dish









Directions:
Brownies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter an 8-inch square baking dish and line with parchment paper. Be sure to let excess hang over for easy removal of brownies. Butter the parchment paper and set aside.

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Place butter and unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler. Stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are melted and smooth.

Remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk in the granulated and brown sugars. Next whisk in the egg, the yolk, and the vanilla extract.















Next add in the flour mixture all at once and combine with spatula.

















Fold in chocolate chips.

















Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
Cool completely, then frost and serve! Servings will depend how large you cut each brownie.
  











Ingredients for frosting:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2⅔ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼–⅓ cup whole milk

Frosting
In a large bowl, using either a stand or hand-held mixer, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in cocoa and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add in enough milk until the frosting achieves a smooth spreading consistency.
Spread over cooled brownies.




About THREE WIDOWS AND A CORPSE
Food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list—a dead husband . . . Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she’s never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition—the town’s annual scavenger hunt.

But as she races with her team to check off the next item, Hope discovers a grisly surprise—the body of shady real estate developer Lionel Whitcomb, shot in a parking lot. His wife Elaine, who’s also in the hunt, gasps and nearly faints. But two other women on the scene cry out that their husband is dead.

It turns out this louse of a spouse was more than a little lax in legally divorcing his former wives. Did one of them put a bullet in the bigamist? Number one suspect and number three wife Elaine begs Hope to investigate. Now Hope is on a new kind of hunt—for a cold-hearted killer and triple widow-maker . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

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Bio:
Debra Sennefelder loves to read - mystery books being her biggest passion. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and is a former food blogger. Born and raised in New York City, she now resides in Connecticut with her family. She is the author of the Food Blogger and Resale Boutique Mystery Series.

Hi, I'm Debra Sennefelder a former food blogger who now writes full-time. I am the author the the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique mystery series. When I'm not writing, I love to to cook and bake. Born and raised in New York City, I now reside in Connecticut with my family. My writing companion is our Shih-Tzu puppy, Connie.

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61 comments:

  1. I love almost all brownies, but my favorites are chewy. I have had very tasty mint ones but mostly I prefer all chocolate.
    Thanks for the opportunity to read about the scavenger hunt!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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    1. Sorry, this may come through twice. Technology! :)

      Thanks for the idea of mint brownies. I've added raspberry flavoring to my brownies but never mint. I'll have to try. Have a great Sunday!

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  2. I love fudgy brownies with lots of frosting. This recipe sounds great, and the brownies look delicious. The book sounds awesome. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! I hope you have a great Sunday.

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  4. Hi Debra,
    Thanks for sharing your brownie recipe,it looks delicious !
    I love all types of brownies,cakey,fudge,cream cheese,cherry,etc... Three Widows and a corpse sounds like it's an intriguing cozy to read. I love your book cover, it's inviting, the lavender sky pulls me in.
    BakingCookies32(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Mindy, Another brownie lover! They're so easy to bake and it's fun to experiment with different flavors. Have a great Sunday!

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  5. I love all of them...fudge is also my favorite but I never turn down a brownie...your books sounds good. thanks for the recipe.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Marilyn, Same here. I'll never turn down a brownie. They're so good. :) Have a great Sunday!

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  6. Soft brownie. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Kim, I love that we have options like with chocolate chip cookies.. Have a great Sunday!

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  7. I like fudgy brownies and this recipe looks like a winner. I'm anxious to try. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  8. I like fudgy brownies without icing.
    sgiden at verizon.net

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  9. I love any kind of brownies. You can’t just eat one (to borrow that famous advertising phrase). Currently, my favorites are marble ones.

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